Negative effects if unions lose power

first_imgOn May 17, Joseph Gibson of Ballston Lake asked “What are limits on paying for silence?”In New York state, if you are a private-sector employee in a non-union workplace, you are employed at will. That means that an employer is allowed to terminate an employee for any reason (that is, without having to establish “just cause” for termination) and without warning.The law goes beyond your employer being able to terminate you without just cause, in that your employer owns any testimony from you or your colleagues that can be used in your defense in a wrongful-termination grievance. The testimony can’t even be subpoenaed, which means the silence is free.The only protection you have is a legally binding union contact. So to supporters of the plaintiff in the case Janus v. AFSCME, the question to be asked is, “What happens when unions lose power, leaving us all at-will employees without legally protected rights?”Frank ColemanScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Broward Officials Announce Plans for New Building at MSD High School

first_imgOfficials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland unveiled on Thursday their plans for a new building to replace Building 12, where 17 people died and another 17 were injured during the February 14, 2018 shooting.According to Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, the building will be ready in August of this year, just in time for the 2020-21 school year.“Our goal is to make our buildings the safest in the country,” he says.Photo courtesy: Broward County School DistrictRuncie adds that there is still no firm date as to when the 1200 building will be demolished. That decision is up to the state attorney, as a result of the pending trial of suspect Nikolas Cruz.“Anything that we do on this campus certainly will require a substantial about of community input and direction,” Runcie explains.He also outlined security updates to all the district’s campuses, including more security guards, more security cameras that live feed video to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, as well as an intercom system that can be heard all over the campuses.last_img read more

Eagle Squeak Past the Wildcats

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) PRESQUE ISLE — With a solid 55 percent shooting performance from the floor, the Ellsworth Eagles squeaked past the host Presque Isle Wildcats 52-51 after trailing by 10 points at halftime.Ellsworth hit 16 of 26 two-point tries and went five-for-12 from three-point range in the winning effort.Thomas Sawyer led the way with 17 points, including a trio of three-pointers. Nick Holt scored 11 points and Josh Bean had 10 for the Eagles, who defeated the Wildcats for the second time this season.Tyler Brooks led Presque Isle with 15 points.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Messi Punishes Guardiola’s Man City with Hat-trick

first_imgGROUP BTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsNapoli 3 2 0 1 8 6 2 6Besiktas 3 1 2 0 5 4 1 5Benfica 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4D’ Kyiv 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1 Ozil on rampage as Gunners crush Ludogorets 6-0 GROUP ETeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsMonaco 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 5Tottenham 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4Leverkusen 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 3CSKA 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2 RESULTS GROUP ATeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsArsenal 3 2 1 0 9 1 8 7P S G 3 2 1 0 7 2 5 7FC Basel 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5 1Ludogorets 3 0 1 2 2 10 -8 1 GROUP CTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsBarca 3 3 0 0 13 1 12 9Man City 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4M’gladbach 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3Celtic 3 0 1 2 3 12 -9 1 GROUP HTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsJuventus 3 2 1 0 5 0 5 7Sevilla 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 7Lyon 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 3D’Zagreb 3 0 0 3 0 8 -8 0center_img GROUP FTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsDortmund 3 2 1 0 10 3 7 7Real Madrid 3 2 1 0 9 4 5 7Sporting 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3Legia 3 0 0 3 1 13 -12 0 GROUP GTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsLeicester 3 3 0 0 5 0 5 9Copenhagen  3 1 1 1 5 2 3 4FC Porto 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4Brugge 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8 0 Leverkusen 0 – 0 Tottenham CSKA 1 – 1 MonacoBrugge 1 – 2 FC PortoD’Zagreb 0 – 1 SevillaLeicester 1 – 0 CopenhagenLyon 0 – 1 JuventusMadrid 5 – 1 Legia Sporting 1 – 2 Dortmund Arsenal 6 – 0 Ludogorets Barcelona 4 – 0 Man City Celtic 0 – 2 M’gladbach D’Kyiv 0 – 2 BenficaBayern 4 – 1 PSVRostov 0 – 1 Atlético Napoli 2 – 3 BesiktasPSG  3 – 0 BaselShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola’s return to his old club last night.City was competitive in the first half, but made far too many errors against a ruthless Barcelona revelling in Messi’s return from injury.A Fernandinho slip inside his own box put Messi clear for his first, then Kevin de Bruyne lost possession allowing Andres Iniesta to set up the Argentine for a left-footed strike into the bottom corner.The evening got worse for the visitors when goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off for handling outside the box and minutes later Messi struck again.Barcelona was also reduced to 10 men in the last 15 minutes as substitute Jeremy Mathieu was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Raheem Sterling, but by then the damage had been done.Willy Caballero saved a late Neymar penalty – but the Brazilian scored from open play minutes later to complete a comprehensive win for the La Liga side.The victory maintained Barcelona’s 100 per cent start in Group C and extended their lead over City to five points.And it was another miserable return to the Nou Camp for Guardiola. During his celebrated four-year tenure as Barcelona manager the Catalan won 14 trophies, but he has now twice lost heavily to the Spaniards – the other being a 3-0 first-leg semi-final defeat with Bayern Munich.Messi’s compatriot Sergio Aguero was only named on the substitutes’ bench for City as Guardiola chose De Bruyne in the ‘false nine’ position, with Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Nolito in support.If it was a surprising decision, the tactics were largely effective in the first half as City, crowding the midfield and pressing high, proved Barcelona’s equal in terms of possession and passes and were undone by the sort of mistake it is impossible to protect against.The visitors had chances of their own too. Nolito forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into action, while John Stones should have headed home a wonderful David Silva free-kick.But City’s fate was sealed before the hour when Bravo clumsily passed to Suarez and, despite being outside the box, instinctively saved the striker’s chip, leaving referee Milorad Mazic with little option but to send him off.To add to City’s woes Pablo Zabaleta was forced from the field, the captain injured in the build-up to Bravo’s sending-off and replaced with Gael Clichy. City reverted to a three-man defence, but more goals followed.Elsewhere on the night, Mesut Ozil scored a hat-trick after stunning goals from Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott as Arsenal dismantled Ludogorets Razgrad in a ruthless Champions League display.Sanchez got the first with a masterful chip from just inside the box.Walcott powered a curling shot home after Ludogorets’ Wanderson hit a post.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain smashed a loose ball into the corner for the third, before Ozil scored three times in a game for the first time in his career.The Gunners have now won seven games in a row in all competitions – scoring 23 goals – and are undefeated in 11 matches.Their last defeat was at home to Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League season.Victory over Bulgarian champions Ludogorets means Arsenal top Group A ahead of Paris St-Germain, who beat Basel 3-0, on goal difference.STANDINGS GROUP DTeam P W D L GF GA GD PtsAtlético 3 3 0 0 3 0 3 9FC Bayern 3 2 0 1 9 2 7 6FC Rostov 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1PSV 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4 1last_img read more

Syracuse goalkeeper Bono continues impressive play in loss to Louisville

first_imgAlex Bono had only faced eight shots on goal in Syracuse’s previous three games.The goalkeeper often went long stretches without having to make a save, as the ball stayed on the other side of the field.That trend changed dramatically Saturday night as he faced a season-high 13 shots, including six on goal, in the Orange’s 2-1 loss to Louisville (7-4, 3-1 Big East) at SU Soccer Stadium. Despite the loss, Bono was a bright spot for SU (9-4, 2-2), making four saves.“It was nice to have some work,” Bono said. “The back four has been absolutely phenomenal and they were very good today. It was good to get some action back there.”Louisville methodically pressured Syracuse’s defense in spurts throughout the game before breaking through for goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne of those spurts came in the 41st minute when the Cardinals drew a direct free kick. Louisville defender Greg Cochrane took the kick and delivered a swerving shot directly toward the goal.Bono watched as the ball twisted toward the left side of the net and knew he had to react quickly. He backpedaled, jumped and punched the ball out of bounds, falling several feet into the goal in the process.Bono then stood up and clapped his hands, urging on his teammates to keep fighting.“You don’t really anticipate where free kicks are going to go,” Bono said. “You just react to it. I reacted and I got there soon enough luckily.”The save kept the game knotted 1-1 heading into the half. It drew an ovation from the crowd, but Louis Clark insists it was nothing out of the norm for Bono, saying his teammate is one of the best freshman goalies in the country.“He pulls that sort of thing all the time in training,” Clark said. “I see it on the daily so it isn’t a big deal to me, but it was a fantastic save.”Clark said that Bono stayed calm and kept the team focused throughout the game.The two goals Bono allowed were close to unavoidable. The first came in the 28th minute when Cochrane connected on a one-timer off a pass from the end line. Louisville’s Zach Foxhoven generated space from Syracuse defender Nick Bibbs to set up an open shot, lofting the ball over Bono’s head for the second score in the 70th minute.“I don’t think he was at fault for either goal,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “I think he was pretty solid and made some good saves.”Syracuse defender Nick Perea agreed that Bono’s performance was terrific on Saturday night despite coming in a losing effort.“Those two goals were unlucky,” Perea said. “Nothing to worry. If he keeps going the way he is I think he should be nominated for Big East keeper of the year.”McIntyre echoed the sentiment, saying Bono has been a consistent presence for the Orange all season. The goalie has made 37 saves on the season and helped SU to one of the best shutout percentages in the nation at 0.61 per game.His stellar play has been crucial to Syracuse’s success, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Orange on Saturday night.“I think we should all be pretty excited about what Alex Bono looks like in a Syracuse uniform right now,” McIntyre said. “He was brought here because we feel that he’s one of the premier goalkeepers in the country and I think he’s been demonstrating that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 7, 2012 at 12:41 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Scharfe leads Syracuse’s top line into weekend series against Lindenwood

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior Margot Scharfe knew that her line would need to continue its recent success in order to stand a chance against Conference Hockey America leader Robert Morris.So when Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan grabbed the scorecard following the game Friday, he marveled at the amount of success his top line had against the conference frontrunner.Scharfe’s line accumulated three goals and six assists for the Orange on Friday night, and she assisted on all of SU’s goals.“She was playing possessed,“ Flanagan said. “She played so well defensively and on the power play. That’s just exhibiting your senior leadership.”As Syracuse prepares for a road trip to Missouri against Lindenwood (5-21-2, 5-10-1 CHA), the top line of the Orange (16-11-3, 7-6-3) has provided consistent production over the last month. In fact, the staple of the offense this year has circulated around Syracuse’s most talented front line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the success has been largely due to the leadership of Scharfe, who embraces the role as the team’s captain, and will lead her line and the team into a weekend series with Lindenwood, an 8 p.m. matchup Friday and a 2 p.m. meeting Saturday.“We’re just a gritty line,” Scharfe said. “We don’t try to do anything special besides putting the puck in the open net.”Scharfe anchors a line that has been relied upon in every crucial spot for Flanagan’s squad. While the defensive starters rotate on the line, the primary scorers have started with Scharfe throughout this season.As Melissa Piacentini leads the team in goals, Allie LaCombe provides consistency by being aggressive with the puck when it’s in her control.Scharfe is comfortable sharing the spotlight with her teammates since it’s leading to success.“It’s really great to play with them. I’m lucky to play with them,” she said. “(Piacentini) is sneaky on the ice, and Allie has a great shot. We continue to get more comfortable playing with each other.”Scharfe uses her calm personality to gain respect from her starting line on a daily basis. She wants to be defined by her work ethic on the ice, and openly praises her teammates that allow their effort to be on display.The Orange might rely on a handful of senior leaders across the roster, but Scharfe’s used her calm and collected personality to instill confidence in her teammates.“She’s a really hard worker and just a great captain,” defender Caitlin Roach said. “Margot is one who always looks for someone else on the ice.”Under Scharfe’s leadership, her line has established itself as the most reliable each game, resulting in opposing defenses zoning in on Scharfe and her teammates.Flanagan believes that when Robert Morris focused on limiting Scharfe’s line during their game Saturday, the second line became motivated to play with the same intensity.“It’s good to see that we’re not one-dimensional. You get a little nervous,” Flanagan said. “But the fact we got good offense from our first two groups is a good sign.”Scharfe will finish out the final weeks of her collegiate hockey career with the goal of winning a conference championship still in mind.With the final weeks of the regular season approaching, she is hopeful that her line will continue playing with the same mentality.“I think we’re in a good position to finish the season strong,” Scharfe said. “We need to keep working hard and continue having confidence out there on the ice.” Comments Published on February 13, 2014 at 2:44 amlast_img read more

Football brings in new director of player personnel

first_imgUSC head football coach Clay Helton announced last Friday that Austin Thomas, the 2015 FootballScoop Player Personnel Director of the Year, will return to USC as the director of player personnel and NFL research.Previously, Thomas served as a defensive intern and a recruiting assistant before moving to Louisiana State University to serve as their director of player personnel.In his role, Thomas is responsible for evaluating prospective players, managing recruiting events and maintaining a recruiting network.At LSU, Thomas was successful in helping the program to claim three straight top-five signing classes and in signing No. 1 recruit Leonard Fournette in 2014.His 2016 recruiting class is currently ranked sixth by Rivals.com.Thomas began his career as a recruiting intern and defensive assistant at Tennessee.He then followed former head coach Lane Kiffin to USC, where he worked as a defensive intern, recruiting assistant and assistant director of operations before moving to LSU in 2013.His role on the LSU operations team for the past three years was praised by those in his department as one of the most important contributions in strengthening and solidifying a powerhouse LSU team.“Austin is a future NFL general manager, there’s not a doubt in my mind,” former LSU recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach Frank Wilson said in an interview with FootballScoop after Thomas received the 2015 award. “I’ve never worked with someone as talented as he is in this role.”last_img read more

Nenagh Ormond aiming to hold on to tenth place

first_imgBoth those games kick-off at 2.30pm.Peter Silk previews today’s games for Tipp FM Sport. Nenagh Ormond’s fate for next season is in their own hands when they take on Rainey OB at New Ormond Park.The North Tipp club are currently in the all-important tenth place which is the cut-off for next seasons re-structuring and if they can hold on to it they’ll hold on to Division 2A status. Fifth place Cashel meanwhile are already safe and are fighting for final ranking when they take on Skerries in Spafield.last_img read more

Hurricane Maria kills one in Guadeloupe – two missing

first_imgHurricane Maria is being blamed for at least one death on the French-speaking Caribbean nation of Guadeloupe on Monday, prior to making landfall in Dominica.According to government officials, one person was killed when a tree fell and two others went missing in a shipwreck off the coast of the French territory. Maria still a Category 5 stormThe Miami based National Hurricane Centre in its advisory issued at 5pm on Tuesday, said Maria which was downgraded to a Category 4 after making landfall in Dominica, has regained strength and is once again a powerful Category 5 system.Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday night.On the forecast track, the eye of Maria will move near or over the U. S. Virgin Islands late Tuesday cross Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and then pass just north of the coast of the Dominican Republic Wednesday night and Thursday.The Hurricane Centre says some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or so, but Maria is forecast to remain an extremely dangerous Category 4 or 5 hurricane as it moves near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, slow weakening is expected after the hurricane emerges over the Atlantic north of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles. No major damage in MartiniqueThe French government on Tuesday reported that there was no major damage on the island of Martinique, another French territory in the region, although 50-thousand homes lost power and 10-thousand are without water.Two people sustained minor injuries.center_img Hurricane watches Meanwhile, the Meteorological Service of the Bahamas has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas.In Antigua and Barbuda the Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued and a Hurricane warning has been discontinued for Dominica.However, a hurricane warning remains in effect for St. Kitts Nevis, Montserrate, the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques.A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Anguilla, Guadeloupe, West of Puerto Plata to the northern border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Saba and St. Eustatius, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy, Anguilla, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas,last_img read more